Public to view police station plan

SIX weeks after a court ruled an application for a police station at Kingscliff invalid, plans are once again on public display.

Tweed Shire Council is putting the plans back on display next week.

The council's director planning and regulation Vince Connell said the decision to announce the public exhibition was after conversation between the council's legal team and representatives from NSW Police.

"There is no connection with the election process," Mr Connell said.

This announcement comes on the eve of the Tweed council elections.

"The court ruling was that the decision (on the Kingscliff Police Station) was invalid," Mr Connell said.

Tweed Business and Residents Focus Group took the state government's planning panel to court in an effort to stop the development that the panel approved last year.

In late July the NSW Land and Environment Court's justice Peter Biscoe ruled that the development application that the Northern Region Joint Planning Panel approved was invalid.

"Accordingly, the applicant has requested that the development application be reassessed by council officers and be reported back to the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel for a determination," Mr Connell said.

The Development Application (DA11/0257) is for the demolition of the existing police station and two residences to enable the construction of a two-storey police station, to be used for the Tweed Byron Command.

The proposed structure also incorporates an underground storey (basement) for car parking at Lot DP1002309, Pearl Street and Marine Parade, Kingscliff.

The development application will be placed on public exhibition from September 12 - September 26.



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